Blackwell Original Drums are delighted to offer the MOpHED to our customers, a beautifully crafted practice pad developed especially for the bodhrán player by Stevie Moises and Christian Hedwitschak, master tipper maker and master bodhrán maker respectively.
Just about 7 inches in diameter overall with a 5.75 inch diameter head, the MOpHED fits neatly on the palm of your hand and is held securely by a broad elastic strap across the back. The size is perfect for really practicing your beater mastery, focussing and controlling your strokes within a limited area. The beautiful wooden frame will tell you clearly if you’ve missed your stroke!
The Remo Skyntone surface is a synthetic head that very closely mimics the feel of a traditional calf or goatskin. This is ideal for those who play traditional bodhráns; BODdrum players will find it a bit less responsive than our synthetic centre spot or hydraulic heads, but that is all to the good for practice purposes, as it will help you develop a firm and focussed stroke.
Behind the skin is a natural rubber pad that damps the sound beautifully, so you can practice any time, any where, without disturbing family or neighbours. The size makes it great for travel, too.
Diameter: 17.5 cm
Playing surface: 14.4 cm
Thickness: 1.9 cm
Weight: approx. 170 g